- a of or relating to or supporting Romanism
- Must PTI be so downright popish? What happened to Cardinal Mindszenty was news (but not your speculations about what might have happened) .
- Good Scotch Calvinists disapprove of Christmas, consider Christmas trees and Christmas presents to be popish and heathen things, savoring of idolatry.
- But like most of the local Quakers, Eliza believed that music was "a popish dido, a sop to the senses, a hurdle waiting to trip man in his upward struggle.